Music Director

Doug Peck has appeared in concert with many major artists representing multiple musical genres, among them Renée Fleming, Michelle Williams, Lupe Fiasco, Jessie Mueller, John Prine, and Heather Headley. He conducted Carousel at the Glimmerglass Festival and created new Indian-jazz fusion arrangements and orchestrations for the stage version of Disney’s The Jungle Book (Chicago, Boston). Peck has won six Joseph Jefferson Awards for his musical direction. He was musical supervisor for the hit off-Broadway musical Ride The Cyclone (American premiere, Chicago Shakespeare Theater) and is co-creator of the Goodman Theatre’s unique free musical-theater program for talented high school students. His collaborations with director Mary Zimmerman include The Jungle Book, Candide (both at Goodman Theatre, Chicago, and Huntington Theatre, Boston; Candide also at Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.), and Guys and Dolls (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Los Angeles’s Wallis Annenberg Center). For the Chicago Humanities Festival, Peck has presented Sondheim’s Assassins and Follies in concert, as well as A Night at the Oscars and A Night at the Tonys, plus concert tributes to Prince, David Bowie, Josephine Baker, Eartha Kitt, Nina Simone, and Tina Turner. 

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